Dr William (Bill) Wiley has over twenty years’ experience as a practitioner in the field of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (ICHL) secured in wars or post-conflict situations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. He is the founder (in 2012) and Executive Director of the non-profit Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a criminal-investigative body with the dual mission of (i) preparing prosecution briefs to a criminal law-standard of evidence in response to allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the belligerent parties to various conflicts whilst (ii) supporting domestic law-enforcement and prosecutorial bodies applying universal jurisdiction. Wiley previously served with the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice of Canada as well as the Offices of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court. He was additionally international law adviser at the Iraqi High Tribunal during the trials of Saddam Hussein and other senior Baathist leaders. In an earlier life, Wiley served as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army.
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